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Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you weren’t aware, starting January 1, 2015, all residents and businesses are required to compost. So yes, you should already be composting now! And starting next year residents could be fined $1 if there is too much food waste or food-soiled paper in their garbage.  Apartment owners and businesses […]

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly As global warming causes temperatures to rise, compost piles and solar panels are going mainstream. Yet, the denizens of the International District in Seattle have been making attempts to be green since before green was cool. The ID boasts the Danny Woo Community Garden, the Recycling Depot, and recent […]

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Playing with paper — Fun and creative options for that stack in the corner

Anyone who works with print understands how the paper can pile up. And here at the Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post, it definitely piles up. Although we are adamant about recycling, it’s fun to be creative and think about how you can use that paper instead of just immediately tossing it into […]

Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’

Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’

05 November 2009

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth United Nations Secretary-General, is a dawg. He’s a University of Washington (UW) Husky, that is. The university awarded him a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oct. 27 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.

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Former SAM Director Gates honored for ‘years of service’

Former SAM Director Gates honored for ‘years of service’

05 November 2009

It was the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM’s) Asian collection and her love for fishing that caused her to accept the position of director of the SAM in 1994.

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Guitarist Xuefei Yang’s performance will kick off Celebrate Asia! series

Guitarist Xuefei Yang’s performance will kick off Celebrate Asia! series

05 November 2009

Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will present an intimate performance on Nov. 10 in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

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New study says Asian Americans losing out on government contracts

05 November 2009

A new study by UCLA researcher Dr. Paul Ong revealed that Asian Americans win the fewest contracts when it comes to local, state, and federal minority government-contracting programs.

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Korean Americans Strickland and Ryu vie for political seats

05 November 2009

Cindy Ryu earned the distinction of being the first female Korean American mayor in the United State two years ago when she was elected as Shoreline’s mayor. This year, Marilyn Strickland, born in Seoul, may follow up on Ryu’s accomplishment by becoming Tacoma’s mayor.

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“Horse Boy” touching, if a little uninformed

“Horse Boy” touching, if a little uninformed

05 November 2009

Before leaving his home in Texas for Mongolia with his wife and autistic son, author and horse trainer Rupert Isaacson seems eager for the trip as he calls it a “gateway to adventure, a gateway to healing.”

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Chinese silent films an important mirror of history, says local author

Chinese silent films an important mirror of history, says local author

05 November 2009

Chinese silent films provides a window into history and a reflection of social issues of the time, says Seattle author Richard Meyer, who spoke about his new book, “Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai,” at the University Bookstore on Oct. 21.

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Pacquiao: Mayweather doesn’t want to fight me, boxing a ‘business’ to him

Pacquiao: Mayweather doesn’t want to fight me, boxing a ‘business’ to him

05 November 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes that the biggest potential fight in boxing will never happen because Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants no part of him.

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Man indicted for slaying two Indian grad students

05 November 2009

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The only man indicted in the December 2007 slaying of two Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students from India is scheduled to stand trial on May 24.

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Philly teen gets prison time for 2007 murder

05 November 2009

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years for the murder of a 69-year-old Chinese immigrant. The victim was attacked as he was taking his evening stroll in northeast Philadelphia two years ago.

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Ethnic Uighur journalist detained in China

05 November 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have jailed an outspoken Uighur journalist for allegedly endangering national security, a colleague said on Oct. 30, adding to the scores of detentions reported in the restive Xinjiang region since deadly ethnic rioting erupted there four months ago.

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Banking fugitive back in Thailand

05 November 2009

BANGKOK (AP) _ A fugitive, former adviser to a Thai bank whose failure caused a crisis of confidence that helped spark the 1997 Asian financial meltdown, was back in Bangkok last Saturday, Oct. 31, facing prosecution after his extradition from Canada.

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Thousands march in Taiwan gay parade

05 November 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday, Oct. 31, calling for increased tolerance and the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation.

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement

05 November 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is aware of an upcoming visit by two American officials and supports the new U.S. policy of engaging with Myanmar’s military rulers, her lawyer said last Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Editorial: Lessons to take away from this year’s political candidates

05 November 2009

Wow! And we thought that this year’s elections would pale in comparison to last year’s exciting presidential race.

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The election outcomes

05 November 2009

Results as of press time on Wednesday night, Nov. 4 Initiative Measure No. 1033 66.72 percent NO to 33.28 percent YES Referendum Measure No. 71 66.59 percent APPROVED to 33.41 percent REJECTED

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Blog: Turning the other cheek

05 November 2009

Recently, an e-mail flew around about King County Executive candidate Susan Hutchison and her alleged rude treatment of Dow Constantine’s Chinese American supporter the Chinese Leaders’ forum in Bellevue on Oct. 10.

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Oct. 16: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project receives national recognition

Oct. 16: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project receives national recognition

05 November 2009

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) received the 2009 Daniel Levy Award from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. This national award came on the heels of a separate recognition of the NWIRP by the City of Seattle and King County for the organization’s work on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence. The NWIRP just celebrated 25 years of service to the immigrant community in Washington state.

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Nov. 1: Greg Castilla’s book available at the University Bookstore

Nov. 1: Greg Castilla’s book available at the University Bookstore

05 November 2009

Greg Castilla, a long-time resident of Seattle, wrote a new book, “As I See It.” It is a collection of essays that convey Castilla’s stance on politics, relationships, family, commitment, challenges, and disappointments. The selections in the book reveal Castilla’s writings during the last 30 years.

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Oct. 12: Quynh Tran becomes an aeronautical engineer

Oct. 12: Quynh Tran becomes an aeronautical engineer

05 November 2009

While plowing her way through an intense aeronautics and astronautics engineering program at the University of Washington (UW), Quynh Tran took on a challenging internship during her last year in school for Bothell-based, minority-owned PCSI Design, a product design and engineering services company.

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